YEAR END GIVING UPDATE

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Our Year End Giving Campaign got off to a great start. On "Giving Tuesday," you donated $5,600 and numerous cases of food AND 12 potential new volunteers attended our Volunteer Open House. Your generosity and desire to help the homeless and forgotten cats in our community is heartwarming. Thank you so much!!

Our Year End Giving Campaign runs through December 31, 2018. You can still donate online via Facebook and our website (Paypal button in upper right corner of this page) or with a check (payable to Friends of Felines, PO Box 8147, Stamford, CT 06905).

If you are interested in volunteering, send an email by clicking cats@fofct.org.

Bobby's Great News!

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Wonderful news on the results of Bobby’s surgery from Dr Gibbons at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital: "One month post-surgery for a liver shunt, his liver enzymes and liver function test are normal! He is currently being weaned off his medications and was happy to be reunited with his sister Billie."

We are grateful for the kind heart of an anonymous donor who made it possible for Bobby to get the life-saving surgery he needed.

It will be several weeks before the bonded pair will be available for adoption. Ask us about this gentle and fun-loving pair via email or adoption application.

YEAR END GIVING CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF...

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Our goal is to raise $50,000 on- and off-line and to add 10 new volunteers to our team. The money will primarily be used to cover medical, boarding, and TNR expenses (click to learn "What Does it Cost to Rescue Cats?")

You can make donations online via Facebook and our website (Paypal button in upper right corner of this page) or off-line by check (click here ). If you are a Facebook user, you can also set up a personal fundraiser to invite your friends to participate.

Support is not just financial. Click here for the Many Ways to Give.

Senior Cat, Montana, was Adopted!

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It is especially heartwarming when an adopter comes to us and asks to meet our senior cats. She met Montana and was smitten. He has a lot of love left to give and we wish them the best! When looking to adopt, please consider our senior cats.

BIG PERSONALITIES FOR ADVANCED OWNERS

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Are you an experienced cat person? Patient? Want to make a difference by adopting a rescue cat that will have a harder time finding a forever home? If the answers are yes, we have three cats for your consideration. Handsome Butternut and Seaton are former tomcats that still occasionally use love bites to convey their affection (we expect this will diminish with time). Jesse enjoys interacting with people but on her terms.

Update: Duke has been adopted!

For individual profiles, click Available Cats for Adoption and you can find our adoption application by clicking here.

JOIN OUR "TNR" TEAM

Want to make a difference in the lives of homeless and forgotten cats in the Stamford community? Consider volunteering on our Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) team.
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TNR is a humane solution to the problem of feline overpopulation. Train side-by-side with our experts. All you need is a love for cats, with a respect for their natures and the people who care for them. To read about our latest TNR success, click on West Side Story.

Email us at cats@fofct.org to volunteer or get more information.

WHY FOF? WHY TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN?

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We had so many happy, successful stories to share and to celebrate at our 5th Annual Silent Auction in July. But we'd like you to meet Squash, a not-so-happy story but the perfect poster kitten for why Trap-Neuter-Return is so vital. This tiny girl's brother sadly died while lying next to her overnight but we are doing everything we can to ensure Squash will grow into the beautiful calico she was meant to be. For now, she can barely open her eyes.

This very orange and calico neighborhood has been overrun with upper respiratory infections for generations. If we can trap, neuter, vaccinate and return the feral adults to this street, there'll no longer be kittens born here struggling to see or to breathe, and the adults will live peacefully without the heartbreak of caring for kittens who won't survive.

To read more about FOF and TNR click to read our West Side Story.

LOST CAT? HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL TIPS

Seeing "lost cat" posters on poles and signs is very sad. We try to keep our cats safe, and hope it never happens to us, but sometimes a cat gets outside and becomes "lost." Here is a helpful website with steps to take when you have a lost cat. Click on lost cat to learn more.

EVERY DAY IS AN ADOPTION EVENT AT FOF!

Our recently-rescued cats and kittens prefer the intimate venues of Just Cats Veterinary Hospital and their current foster homes. So instead of a drop-in, you can have a special one-on-one adoption event experience!

Just fill out an application (here). Once it is approved, an appointment can be made to meet our wonderful and loving kitties.

Don't delay, apply today!

Visit FOF Cats for Adoption in person at Just Cats Veterinary Hospital

justcatslogo (1).jpgFriends of Felines is proud to be partners with Just Cats Veterinary Hospital. Just Cats has been providing veterinary care in our area since 1991. Their custom, cat-friendly facility at 1029 East Main Street in Stamford has an adoption area inside the Just Cats Store on the first level. Come in and visit some of the Friends of Felines cats and kittens that are waiting for adoption. The Just Cats store and adoption area are open from 8am Monday through Saturday. To visit the Just Cats website click justcatsonline.com

Friends of Felines presented with Cat Rescue Award!

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"We at SimplyCatBreeds.org are pleased to present you with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who just need a warm home and some love. We take pride in acknowledging the best organizations around the country with our special award emblem, recognizing them for their outstanding work – Friends of Felines is absolutely an organization we place among those that need recognition. Thank you for all the work you and your organization provides for cats in need. We know exactly how difficult and thankless a task it can be, so we hope this little token helps even a little bit."

Friends of Felines is thrilled to get recognition for our efforts to care for forgotten and homeless cats. Financial contributions are also critical to continuing our work. Friends of Felines is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible. Click here for more information.

ONLINE SHOPPING to help Friends of Felines

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Online shopping has dramatically changed the way we purchase goods and services. Now you can "change online shopping for good" and help Friends of Felines by making online purchases through iGive.com

Everytime you purchase something from one of iGive's over 600 merchants, iGive will donate a percentage of the purchase amount to Friends of Felines. All you have to do is join iGive and start shopping! Membership is free.

You'll save money too, through the purchasing power of iGive's hundreds of thousands of shoppers. With your free iGive membership, you get access to the brand-name merchants like Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Lands’ End and PETsMART… super savings and deals every day … and of course, free donations to Friends of Felines!

DONATE TO FRIENDS OF FELINES ... ONLINE!

Now you can donate to Friends of Felines and charge it to your credit card or your Paypal account, if you have one.

Just click on the Paypal icon on the lower right portion of our homepage.

Thanks for your generous support. You help us help the forgotten felines in your neighborhood.

Friends of Felines in Fairfield County, Connecticut

Friends of Felines, Inc. is recognized by the State of Connecticut to be a 501c3 nonprofit organization - your donation is tax deductible.

Please be aware that we are located in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut and prefer to place our cats close to home. Fairfield County includes the towns of: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

You can email us at cats@fofct.org or go to Contact Us for more information.